WHIM Architects Designs Giant Monument to Honor Nelson Mandela’s 95th Birthday

July 18, 2013 by  
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The streets of South African cities are filled with singing and dancing people today , as the nation celebrates Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday. Dutch design firm WHIM Architecture decided to celebrate the anti-apartheid hero’s birthday by designing a monumental structure shaped like Mandela’s face for the side of a mountain overlooking Cape Town. “A monument will teach next generations about the man who gave his life for justice and show his heritage,” explains WHIM. The massive features a vegetated facade, and it will be powered by solar panels, according to the architects’ description. + WHIM Architecture The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: anti-apartheid , Cape Town , Mandela on the Mountain , Nelson Mandela , Ramon Knoester , Solar Power , South Africa , vegetated wall , WHIM Architecture        

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Michael Jantzen’s Solar Eco-Aquaponic House is a Self-Sustaining Urban Farm

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Michael Jantzen ’s Eco-Aquaponic House is a cylindrical steel structure that creates a self-sustaining environment for growing fish and plants – waste generated by the fish is used to fertilize the crops. The building is equipped with glass and shade screens that rotate to adjust to different weather conditions. During hot weather the shade screens can be pulled around the plants to prevent overheating, while in the winter two insulating sections are positioned to protect the plants and fish from the cold. Read the rest of Michael Jantzen’s Solar Eco-Aquaponic House is a Self-Sustaining Urban Farm Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aquaponic garden , aquaponic gardening , aquaponics , aquaponics tank , Eco-Aquaponic House , eco-friendly gardening , michael jantzen , natural fertilizers , renewable energy , renewable energy sources , solar array , solar design , Solar Power , urban farms        

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6 Totally Insane Designs Made From Repurposed Toilets

July 18, 2013 by  
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Proposed Red Line Park Could Be Cleveland’s Answer to The High Line

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